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In the aftermath of the 1973 Arab-Israeli war and the peace negotiations which followed from 1977 to 1979, and under measures to bring about peace between Egypt and Israel, the late President Anwar al-Sādāt asked Pope Shinūda III that Christians visit Jerusalem. However, Pope Shinūda refused to do...
Ghādā Wālī, Minister of Social Solidarity, said that a new law had been drafted to replace Law 70 of 2017 in order to facilitate the government’s goal to strengthen community-based work and social development. She explained that the final draft meets most of the concerns of community-based...
Within the Coptic Orthodox Church lies a controversial issue: whether to remain strict in the separation of the Church from other churches since the Council of Chalcedon in 451 AD, or to open a real dialogue with other communities in order to overcome the differences of the past 16 centuries. 
In al-Tahrīr, four masked men opened fire at Saint Paul Church in Mantāy area in Shubrā al-Khaymah during a mass and kidnapped Abanoub (Peter Majdī, al-Tahrīr, Apr. 1, p. 20). Read original text in Arabic.
On Wednesday, December 19, the fourth session on the national dialogue initiated by the presidency was conducted by Vice President, Counselor Mahmūd Mikkī. Representatives of the three major Churches of Egypt attended the meeting.
Amīrah Ibrāhīm comments in al-Tahrīr newspaper: “The fourth round of the dialogue of the deaf- not the national dialogue as the presidency calls it- was scheduled for Tuesday, December 18. However, the session has been postponed to ‘complete the legal aspects of the agenda of the dialogue’,...
Najīb Sawirus, Egyptian tycoon, wrote in al-Tahrīr "[...] for those who are using their media channels to intimidate the opposition you will not intimidate us [opposition] or silence us, we will not give way but we will be stronger in the battle of righteousness, peace and democracy." 
Before the Coptic Orthodox altar lot that decided the new Coptic Orthodox Pope, candidates for the Coptic Orthodox papal seat promised to take care of hanging issues in the Church. 
The high turnout among Copts in the second phase of the referendum puts doubt on the announced results that came as 17 percent who said “yes” to the Constitution in the second phase (most likely because Copts would have voted for “no”).
During the fourth month of the Coptic calendar Koiak or Kiahk, praises are held in preparation for Eastern Christmas. [Note: The month of Koiak holds a special place in the rite of the Coptic Orthodox Church. It is known as the Marian month because the Nativity according to the Coptic calendar ...

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